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Adiantum venustum

Kashmir maidenhair fern

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Features

  • Height0.1m to 0.15m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Leaf ColourPale green, rust-brown, pink
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Adiantum venustum (Kashmir maidenhair fern). This is a deciduous fern which is occasionally evergreen in mild areas. The new growth is pink in colour and fronds turn a rust-brown in the autumn to winter. Fronds are oval shaped and comprised of many fan-shaped pinnae.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Rhizome, Fern

Origin

China, Himalayas

Interest and use

It is ideal for ground cover.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Indoors, grow in well-drained soil in bright filtered light with high humidity.

Propagation

By spores.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects if growing under glass.

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